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Hispanic Heritage
Cesar Chavez

Hispanic Heritage
Hispanic Heritage

Cesar Chavez
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.19

     challenging words:    migrant, striking, childhood, entire, lasted, fairly, schools, slave, easy, refuse, unfair, rent, packed, attention, fight, life
     content words:    Cesar Chavez, United States, When World War II, National Farm Workers Association, United Farm Workers

Other Languages
     Spanish: César Chávez

Cesar Chavez
By Cathy Pearl

1     Cesar Chavez did not have an easy childhood. When he was little, he had many problems. It showed him how hard life could be. This led him to help many people. He fought for farm workers all over the United States.
2     Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927. He grew up in Arizona. He was named after his grandfather. Chavez's grandfather had been a slave. He had run away to Arizona. Chavez knew that life could be unfair. He was proud of what his grandfather had done.
3     Chavez went to school when he was seven. He hated it. You could not speak Spanish in school. This was all Chavez knew how to speak. He would get into trouble when he said anything in Spanish. Chavez liked to learn things from his family. They would read books to him in Spanish. His mom taught him about life. She said that violence was wrong. He remembered this.

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